The Real Deal New York

15 CPW sale tops a year in billionaire home sales, Howard Rubenstein dishes on real estate clients … and more

December 20, 2012 05:00PM

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A reimagined Grand Central Terminal (source: New York Observer)

1. Dmitriy Rybolovlev’s 15 Central Park West purchase tops a year in billionaire real estate buys [Forbes]
2. Steiner Studios wins $5 million in state job creation grants to convert an old Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital into a media center [WSJ]
3. Howard Rubenstein, a public relations guru and REBNY award winner, says his real estate clients are eternally optimistic [GlobeSt.]
4. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs Sandy-related property tax reprieve into law [Press Release]
5. George Stephanopoulos gets just over $5 million for his East Hampton abode [Curbed]
6. The Tuscany, a 124-room hotel that is part of the St. Giles chain, opened in Midtown yesterday [Business Insider]
7. You’ve made your bed, now (don’t) lie in it: evaluating the best bedding for showings [NYT]
8. Forget the Midtown East rezoning, and check out these fantastical visions of a reimagined Grand Central Terminal [NYO]
9. Maybe it’s a reality TV star thing? Jessica Simpson is the rumored buyer of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Los Angeles mansion [LA Times]
10. Ditmas Park retailers say Courtelyou Road Subway station rehab is hurting business [Brooklyn Paper]
11. A group of Fort Greene senior citizens win thousands of dollars in illegal basement storage fees [The Local]
12. “Newsroom” producer Alan Poul unloads Hollywood Hills, Calif. home for $993,000 and buys nearby [LA Times]

  • Bernard721

    2012 was quite a year! btw, it was actually Ekaterina Rybolovleva who bought the 15 CPW penthouse

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